The Trail Bridge Sub-Sector Programme is a Priority 1 programme of the Government of Nepal. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been providing technical assistance and material support through HELVETAS Nepal/Trail Bridge Support Unit (TBSU). Currently, over 9,000 trail bridges have been constructed throughout Nepal, the majority through Swiss assistance. HELVETAS Nepal is seeking consultancy services to conduct a multi-year Impact Study of the Trail Bridge Programme in Nepal. The objective of the study is to assess the impact of trail bridges on the lives and livelihoods of locals, especially disadvantaged groups, and review the capacities of stakeholders to implement trail bridges in the federal context.

  1. Request for Proposals (RFP) are invited from Consulting Firms for providing consultancy services for conducting the Impact Study of Trail Bridge Sub-Sector Programme.
  2. Consulting Firms which have at least five years of general working experiences and at least three years working experience in conducting evaluation studies of projects/programmes are eligible for bidding.
  3. A complete set of RFP documents are made available through BELOW LINK until 20 December 2021.
  4. A pre-bid meeting will be held on 10 December 2021 at 14:00 hrs at Country Office of HELVETAS Nepal, Bakhundole-3, Lalitpur
  5. RFPs are to be submitted under two envelop system, i.e. Technical Proposal and Financial Proposal.
  6. RFPs in hard copy must be submitted at the following address latest by 5 pm, 20 December 2021. The Country Director, HELVETAS Nepal, Bakhundole-3, Lalitpur, G.P.O. Box - 688, Kathmandu, Nepal, M8M6+7Q, Phone: 00 97 1 5424925; 5424926;5431109, Email:
  7. The RFPs shall be opened on 21 December 2021 at 11:00 hours at HELVETAS Nepal, Bakhundole, Lalitpur in presence or absence of bidders.
  8. The quoted RFP amount must be valid for a period of 90 days after RFP opening.
  9. HELVETAS Nepal reserves the right to accept or reject, wholly or partly any or all RFPs and to take decision about awarding of contract to a firm or to cancel RFPs, without giving any reason whatsoever.
  10. Bidders are to submit any queries regarding clarity on RFP Document to and these queries will be responded in the pre-bid meeting. No telephone queries will be entertained.